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European Extremely Large Telescope Gets Funding Approval

Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Astronomy, Cankler Science News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on European Extremely Large Telescope Gets Funding Approval

E-ELT ESO European Extremely Large Telescope Gets Funding Approval

The governing body of the European Southern Observatory, the ESO Council, has approved ESO’s budget for 2012. This includes preparatory work on the road to the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) site at Cerro Armazones and the start of development of some very challenging optical components for the telescope. With several ESO Member States now having committed their part of the required additional funding, the final approval for the whole E-ELT programme is expected in mid-2012. Read the full article »»»»